The Night of Museums in the heart of the Latin Quarter

The Night of Museums in the heart of the Latin Quarter

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The European Night of Museums returns on May 13th for its 19th year. This event invites you to visit museums at night and free of charge. Most of these institutions also offer activities, workshops, concerts, thematic guided tours, and more. The Hôtel des Mines is an ideal starting point from which you can set off to enjoy the occasion…


Spend a night in a fascinating place

The options available on the Night of Museums are so numerous that it’s sometimes difficult to choose. However, the Hôtel des Mines team warmly recommends the Musée de Cluny this year. Recently reopened after extensive renovations, this museum dedicated to the Middle Ages and installed in the old Gallo-Roman thermal baths of the capital offers free visits as well as musical entertainment. Not far away is the Grand Gallery of Evolution of the Museum d’Histoire Naturelle. The 7,000 animals in this amazing space take on a whole new dimension at night!


Visits off the beaten track

The Night of Museums is also an opportunity to discover less well-known places that are off the beaten tourist track. For example, you can discover the Musée de la Préfecture de Police de Paris. Created by Prefect Lépine in 1909, this museum traces 400 years of police history and techniques. A night visit adds a delicious touch of mystery. Finally, a 10-minute walk from the Hôtel des Mines, you can enjoy the entertainment at the Irish Cultural Centre. Many activities are planned to demonstrate the culture and artistic creativity of a country renowned for its warm and rich traditions.


A few steps from the Jardin du Luxembourg, the Hôtel des Mines offers an ideal starting point from which you can set out to experience all the charms of the Latin Quarter, especially during the Night of Museums. Our team will be happy to help you plan your evening.   


Night of Museums​

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Hotel des Mines, a warm hotel in the heart of the 5th arrondissement.